On the morning of October 14, 2011, I was reading in Ephesians 1 for my quiet time with the Lord. The passage of scripture speaks about every spiritual blessing which we, who have turned from our sins, and who have trusted in Jesus Christ to be Lord and Savior of our lives, have in Him.
We are called and predestined to be holy and blameless in Christ Jesus, set apart from the world, because we are being made into Christ’s likeness. We were bought back for God via the blood of Jesus Christ shed on the cross for our sins, so our lives are no longer our own, to be lived how we want, but we are to honor God with our lives and with our bodies. We who were turned from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, were forgiven of our sins, so that we don’t have to pay the penalty for sin, eternal death.
We were sealed in Christ Jesus with the promised Holy Spirit, who dwells within our hearts, and who gives us wisdom, revelation, knowledge and understanding of the things of Christ and of his word. And, we are included in Christ via faith in Jesus and what he did for us in dying for our sins.
Yet, some of his church, his offspring, have since drifted off to sleep, spiritually speaking, so Jesus Christ is calling out to them to wake up. He is speaking to them in a still small voice and with gentle prodding, reminding them of all that he has given us and done for us, so that those who have fallen asleep will wake from their slumber, hear his voice, turn from their sins, and follow him with their lives. Will you hear him calling today?
An Original Work / October 14, 2011
Softly He speaks gently to us,
Giving us His messages, and
He waits patiently for us to
Respond to His words.
Will you listen to Him speaking?
Will you waken from your sleeping?
He is calling; hear Him whisper
His truth unto you.
Jesus speaks His words unto us,
So that He might live out through us,
Giving light to all who need Him,
So they can obey.
He gave His life to die for us,
So that from sin He would free us
To walk humbly in obedience
Unto Him each day.
Hear the trumpet clearly calling.
He died to keep us from falling.
Won’t you listen; heed His call to
Turn to Him today?
Hasten to Him calling to you.
Turn from sin and follow Jesus.
He loves you so much He gave you